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Post Date: 2021-01-26

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    Posted: 26 Jan 2021 at 12:35am
Budget:
I wanted to stay at or below $3000 originally. I am a little over budget at $3700 now so I want advice to make sure I am making the right decision.

Expectations:
I would expect a system like this to be powerful and fast.

Usage:
Gaming (On High/Ultra) and some light multimedia work. Will probably stream on occasion as well.

Special Needs:
I wanted the Corsair Lighting because I already have Corsair peripherals.

     
System Configuration:

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Lumos
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (12-Core) 4.8 GHz Turbo (BACKORDER ETA MARCH)
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X570-P / MSI X570-A Pro (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 850W Digital Storm Performance Series (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (2TB Samsung 970 EVO) (NVM Express)
Storage Set 2: - No Thanks
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 3080 10GB (Performance Edition) (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Add On Card: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
HydroLux Tubing Style: - Not Applicable, I do not have a custom HydroLux liquid cooling system selected
HydroLux Fluid Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a custom HydroLux liquid cooling system selected
Cable Management: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Corsair LL Series (RGB Fans) (Software Controlled Effects)
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: Option Not Available
CPU Boost: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Graphics: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
OS Boost: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: USB Drive - Windows 10 Installation (Format and Clean Install)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows 10)
Office: - No Thanks
Mouse Pad: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
Branded Gear: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 20-25 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jan 2021 at 3:47am
You must do very careful research to determine the ultimate value to you of 12 cores vs 8 cores. The value, for example for gaming, is ZERO, but you are willing to wait two months or more and spend extra for that. Intel is supposed to be offering PCIe Gen 4 CPUs by March if that matters.

Your choice of a PCIe Gen 3 NVMe SSD is almost 1.5X slower than a 1TB Seagate Firecuda. (3500MB vs 5000MB READ, and 2500MB vs 4400MB WRITE for example)

Since it's March to begin with, maybe you see what Intel's gonna bring.

If it were mine, I'd want it sooner. I'd get the 5800X on an MSI Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard and maybe upgrade the CPU in a couple of years if I ever wanted. I'd get the faster Seagate NVMe SSD.

The "OS BOOST" is a waste.
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  Quote beththeninja Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jan 2021 at 4:55am

Originally posted by Cretae

You must do very careful research to determine the ultimate value to you of 12 cores vs 8 cores. The value, for example for gaming, is ZERO, but you are willing to wait two months or more and spend extra for that. Intel is supposed to be offering PCIe Gen 4 CPUs by March if that matters.

Your choice of a PCIe Gen 3 NVMe SSD is almost 1.5X slower than a 1TB Seagate Firecuda. (3500MB vs 5000MB READ, and 2500MB vs 4400MB WRITE for example)

Since it's March to begin with, maybe you see what Intel's gonna bring.

If it were mine, I'd want it sooner. I'd get the 5800X on an MSI Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard and maybe upgrade the CPU in a couple of years if I ever wanted. I'd get the faster Seagate NVMe SSD.

The "OS BOOST" is a waste.


Thank You for your reply! I will change the memory for sure. I was originally going to get the 5800x but was worried that it would bottleneck the 3080 and was also unsure of if it was enough for streaming. Very helpful! Thanks!
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jan 2021 at 3:35am
Generally speaking, even the latest 6 core CPUs could be said to be over-powered for gaming and streaming. These CPUs are so capable and fast, we would have killed to be able to overclock our CPUs to the stock turbo-boost values they now have just a couple of years ago. IMHO, the division of tasks between the modern CPUs and GPUs has made bottlenecking not much of a thing.
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  Quote Watsica Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Feb 2021 at 11:30pm
The ultimate value to you of 12 cores vs 8 cores. The value, for example for gaming, is ZERO, but you are willing to wait two months or more and spend extra for that. Intel is supposed to be offering PCIe Gen 4 CPUs by March if that matters myprepaidcenter card

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